activists said towery had personally admitted to the spine. >> he admitted he did in fact spy on us, infiltrate us. he admitted he passed on information to an intelligence network, which as you mentioned earlier, was composed of dozens of law-enforcement agencies ranging from municipal to county to state to regional and several federal agencies, including immigration customs enforcement, a joint terrorism task force, fbi, homeland security, the army in fort lewis. >> the exposure of the spying led to disclosures of intelligence gathering and sharing about the activists by the air force, a federal capitol police, the coast guard, and local and state police. in a landmark decision, the night circuit court of appeals has ruled activists can sue military officials for violations of the first amendment and unlawful spying.